The name for the late Sun Ra's big band. There was a core of musicians, like John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Marshall Allen (the posthumous leader), who stayed for decades, while others stayed as briefly as a few days. Legend has it John Coltrane was with them, for a week or two. Performances (when they could find work) would include dancers, singers, and theatre; they all wore psychedelic Afro-Egyptian space suits. It was multimedia in the 60's sense.

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